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Major Speeches from Barack Obama's First Term

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January 20, 2009
Inaugural Address
Washington, D.C.
January 24, 2009
First Weekly Address to the Nation
Washington, D.C.
January 26, 2009
Interview on Al-Arabiya Television
Washington, D.C.
February 4, 2009
Remarks on the Economy & Executive Pay
Washington, D.C.
February 5, 2009
Presidential Op-Ed: The Economic Stimulus Plan
Washington, D.C.
February 5, 2009
Remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast
Washington, D.C.
February 9, 2009
Push for a Stimulus: Prime-Time Press Conference
Washington, D.C.
February 12, 2009
Remarks on the Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s Birth
Springfield, Illinois
February 17, 2009
Remarks Upon Signing the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
Denver, Colorado
February 24, 2009
The State of the Nation: Address to a Joint Session of Congress
Washington, D.C.
February 27, 2009
Ending the War in Iraq: An Address at Camp Lejeune
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
March 9, 2009
Remarks upon Signing an Executive Order on Stem Cell Research
Washington, D.C.
March 24, 2009
More on the Economy: The Second Prime-Time Press Conference
Washington, D.C.
April 2, 2009
Press Conference at the G-20 Summit
London, England
April 3, 2009
A Townhall Meeting with the People of France
Strasbourg, France
April 6, 2009
Address to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Ankara, Turkey
April 7, 2009
Remarks to Troops During a Surprise Visit to Iraq
Baghdad, Iraq
April 14, 2009
Progress of the American Economy: Speech at Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
April 17, 2009
Remarks at the Summit of the Americas
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
April 23, 2009
Remarks at the Holocaust Days of Remembrance Ceremony
Washington, D.C.
April 27, 2009
America & Science: Address to the National Academy of Sciences
Washington, D.C.
April 29, 2009
The First 100 Days Press Conference
Washington, D.C.
May 13, 2009
Commencement Address at Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
May 17, 2009
Commencement Address at the University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
May 21, 2009
The Challenges of National Security: Address at the National Archives
Washington, D.C.
May 26, 2009
The Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the United States Supreme Court
Washington, D.C.
July 16, 2009
Remarks at the NAACP 100th Anniversary Convention
New York, New York
July 22, 2009
Prime-Time Press Conference on Health Care Reform
Washington, D.C.
September 7, 2009
Remarks at the AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic
Cincinnati, Ohio
September 8, 2009
Address to the Nation's Schoolchildren
Arlington, Virginia
September 9, 2009
Overhauling Health Care: Address to a Joint Session of Congress
Washington, D.C.
September 11
Remembering September 11: Remarks at the Pentagon Memorial
Arlington, Virginia
December 1, 2009
The Plan for Afghanistan: Address at West Point
West Point, New York
December 8, 2009
Jobs & the Economy: Remarks at the Brookings Institution
Washington, D.C.
December 10, 2009
Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Address
Oslo, Norway
December 18, 2009
Address at the UN Climate Change Conference
Copenhagen, Denmark
January 27, 2010
State of the Union Address
Washington, D.C.
January 29, 2010
Obama & the Republicans: Remarks at the GOP House Issues Conference
Baltimore, Maryland
February 4, 2010
Remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast
Washington, D.C.
March 3, 2010
Another Push for Healthcare Reform
Washington, D.C.
March 19, 2010
A Final Push for Healthcare: Address at George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
March 23, 2010
Remarks upon Signing the Health Insurance Reform Bill
Washington, D.C.
April 22, 2010
Financial Reform: Address at Cooper Union
New York, New York
April 25, 2010
Remarks at Memorial Service for Upper Big Branch Miners
Beckley, West Virginia
May 1, 2010
University of Michigan Commencement Address
Ann Arbor, Michigan
May 9, 2010
Commencement Address at Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia
May 10, 2010
The Nomination of Elena Kagan for the U. S. Supreme Court
Washington, D.C.
May 22, 2010
Commencement Address at West Point
West Point, New York
June 7, 2010
Commencement Address at Kalamazoo Central High School
Kalamazoo, Michigan
June 15, 2010
Oval Office Address on the BP Oil Spill
Washington, D.C.
July 29, 2010
Race to the Top: Remarks on Education to the National Urban League
Washington, D.C.
August 2, 2010
Ending Combat in Iraq: Remarks at the Disabled Veterans of America Conference
Atlanta, Georgia
August 13, 2010
Religious Tolerance in America: Remarks at Iftar Dinner
Washington, D.C.
August 31, 2010
Address to the Nation on the End of Combat Operations in Iraq
Washington, D.C.
January 12, 2011
Memorial Service Remarks for the Victims of the Tucson, Arizona, Shooting
Tucson, Arizona
January 25, 2011
State of the Union Address
Washington, DC
February 1, 2011
Remarks on Protests in Egypt
Washington, DC
February 3, 2011
Thoughts on Faith: Remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast
Washington, DC
February 7, 2011
Address to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington, D.C.
March 28, 2011
Address to the Nation on Military Action in Libya
Washington, D.C.
April 13, 2011
Address on the Budget
Washington, D.C.
April 29, 2011
Commencement Address at Miami Dade College
Miami, Florida
April 30, 2011
Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner
Washington, D.C.
May 1, 2011
Statement on the Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Washington, D.C.
May 16, 2011
Commencement Address at Booker T. Washington High School
Memphis, Tennessee
May 19, 2011
Reform & Democracy in the Middle East
Washington, D.C.
June 22, 2011
The Troops in Afghanistan: A Prime-Time Address to the Nation
Washington, D.C.
July 25, 2011
Primetime Address on the Budget & Debt Ceiling
Washington, D.C.
September 8, 2011
A Proposal for Jobs: Address to a Joint Session of Congress
Washington, D.C.
December 6, 2011
Another New Nationalism: Speech in Osawatomie
Osawatomie, Kansas
January 5, 2012
Changes in Military Strategy: Remarks at the Pentagon
Arlington, Virginia
January 24, 2012
State of the Union Address
Washington, D.C.
September 25, 2012
Address to the UN General Assembly
New York, New York
December 10, 2012
The Economy and the Fiscal Cliff: Remarks in Detroit
Detroit, Michigan
December 16
Remarks at the Sandy Hook Interfaith Prayer Vigil
Newtown, Connecticut
January 7, 2013
Nominations of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense and John Brennan for Director of the CIA
Washington, D.C.
January 14, 2013
The Last Press Conference of the First Term
Washington, D.C.
January 16, 2013
Plan to Curb Gun Violence
Washington, D.C.

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